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Marching as to War: Personal Narratives of African American Women's Experiences in the Gulf Wars

by Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas UPA (May 22, 2014)

Seen through the eyes of eleven African American servicewomen, this book explores issues such as health care, child care, sexism/sexual harassment, racism, religion, career advancement, and serving in combat...


A History of the Women Marines, 1946-1977

by Colonel Mary V. Stremlow Usmcr Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Provides a historical review of women in the Marine Corps from their reservist status in 1946 through active status in 1977. Based upon original research. Illustrated.


On Political War

Political Warfare and Psychological Operations

by Frank R. Barnett & Carnes Lord Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Considers what the U.S. can do to overcome traditional American aversion to political warfare and how to be better competitors in the current political struggles that characterize international relations. Military...


The Air Force Integrates 1945-1964

SDI and the Alternatives

The Rise of Air Mobility and its Generals

by Lt.-Col. Laura L. Lenderman Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

In the early years of the Cold War, the United States relied on strategic nuclear attack as the primary means of deterring the Soviet Union. The focus on manned bombers and atomic weapons led to the rise of...


Manipulating the OODA Loop

Globalization and Maritime Power

Air Force Roles and Missions

Special Operations in U.S. Strategy

50 Years of Research on Man in Flight

by Charles A. Dempsey Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

This 50th Anniversary Celebration is a gala review of the last half century of research in aviation medicine. This research has fundamentally shaped the evolution of aircraft design from the wood and wire biplanes...


From Runway to Orbit

The Baghdad Clock

by Shahad Al Rawi & Luke Leafgren Oneworld Publications (May 03, 2018)

A HEART-RENDING TALE OF TWO GIRLS GROWING UP IN WAR-TORN BAGHDAD

Baghdad, 1991. The Gulf War is raging. Two girls, hiding in an air raid shelter, tell stories to keep the fear and the darkness at bay, and a deep...


Jarhead

by Anthony Swofford Simon & Schuster Audio (November 11, 2005)

In his New York Times bestselling chronicle of military life, Anthony Swofford weaves his experiences in war with vivid accounts of boot camp, reflections on the mythos of the marines, and remembrances of battles...


One Bullet Away

by Nathaniel Fick Simon & Schuster Audio (October 03, 2005)

If the Marines are "the few, the proud," Recon Marines are the fewest and the proudest. Only one Marine in a hundred qualifies for Recon, charged with working clandestinely, often behind enemy lines. Fick's...


Four Hours of Fury

by James M. Fenelon & Arthur Morey Simon & Schuster Audio (May 21, 2019)

“Compellingly chronicles one of the least studied great episodes of World War II with power and authority…A riveting read” (Donald L. Miller, New York Times bestselling author of Masters of the Air) about...


Saddam Hussein

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (February 06, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Saddam Hussein in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the rise and fall of Saddam Hussein....


Desert Storm Air War

by Jim Corrigan Stackpole Books (August 01, 2017)

The air campaign that opened the Gulf War in January 1991 was one of the most stunning in history. For five weeks, American and other Coalition aircraft pounded enemy targets with 88,000 tons of bombs. Sorties—more...


War Trauma and its Aftermath

by Laurence Armand French & Lidija Nikolic-Novakovic UPA (December 16, 2011)

War trauma has long been associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a term coined in 1980 to explain the post-war impact of Vietnam veterans. The Gulf and Balkan wars added new dimensions to the...


Wars of Modern Babylon

by Pesach Malovany, Kevin M. Woods, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak & Ya'akov Amidror The University Press of Kentucky (June 16, 2017)

As long as there have been wars, victors have written the prevailing histories of the world's conflicts. An army that loses -- and especially one that is destroyed or disbanded -- is often forgotten. Nevertheless,...


I, Who Did Not Die

by Zahed Haftlang, Najah Aboud & Meredith May Regan Arts. (March 28, 2017)

Khorramshahr, Iran, May 1982—It was the bloodiest battle of one of the most brutal wars of the twentieth century, and Najah, a twenty-nine-year-old wounded Iraqi conscript, was face to face with a thirteen-year-old...


Jarhead

by Anthony Swofford Scribner (November 11, 2005)

Anthony Swofford's Jarhead is the first Gulf War memoir by a frontline infantry marine, and it is a searing, unforgettable narrative.

When the marines -- or "jarheads," as they call themselves -- were sent...


Warlord

by Ilario Pantano & Malcolm Mcconnell Threshold Editions (June 20, 2006)

This is the powerful true story of the Marine lieutenant who, having fought for his country in the first Gulf War, went on to professional success in finance, only to be compelled to reenlist in the wake of...


Storm on the Horizon

by David J. Morris Free Press (February 16, 2004)

Storm on the Horizon is the little-known story of the key land battle of Desert Storm: the Battle for Khafji -- and how that engagement has become part of military history. Combining some of the most powerful...


Operation Desert Storm

by 50 minutes 50Minutes.com (April 25, 2016)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of Operation Desert Storm in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Operation Desert Storm....


The Commanders

by Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster (April 22, 2007)

It is impossible to examine any part of the war on terrorism in the twenty-first century without seeing the hand of Dick Cheney, Colin Powell or one of their loyalists. The Commanders, an account of the use...


Skunk Works

by Ben R. Rich & Leo Janos Little, Brown and Company (February 25, 2013)

This classic history of America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies is "a gripping technothriller in which the technology is real" (New York Times Book Review).

From the development of the U-2 to the...